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COSROCS Regular Events (Rocktivities)

• Sport Launch - We launch by invitation of the land owner at "Long View Ranch" in Peyton, CO, typically on the second Saturday of the month. These launches are free and open to the public. FAR 101.22 rules apply - max 1500g liftoff weight, 125g propellant weight.
Please Note: Each Peyton launch is individually and explicitly announced; be sure to check this web site's Home Page or the COSROCS Discussion Group for an announcement before proceeding to the launch site.

• Sport Launch - We launch on the 4th Saturday of the month, year round, 9:00AM to 1:00PM at the Challenger Middle School. This event is free and open to the public - all rocketeers welcome!

• We meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30PM to 8:00PM at the HobbyTown USA North Store.

Schedules for other Colorado clubs are provided as a courtesy. Please check their web sites for any last minute changes.

Directions to the COSROCS Challenger launch site

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Click here for a Google map to Challenger Middle School.

Challenger Middle School is located in the NW side of Colorado Springs a little east of the Briargate Parkway exit (#151) off of I-25. The address is 10215 Lexington Drive.

From Briargate Parkway or Research Parkway take Chapel Hills Drive north. Chapel Hills Drive will curve around to the east at which point you will take a left onto Lexington. The school is on the right at Gettysburg Road.

Check out the photos pages to get an idea of space limitations: track, tennis, and ball fields. We follow the Small Model Rocket guidelines for Challenger - 16oz total liftoff weight and 114g total on-board propellant.


Directions to the Peyton Launch site

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Click here for a Google map to Long View Ranch.

Travel east on Highway 24 to the town of Peyton. Turn left (north) at the small grocery store, and travel 2.5 miles to Sweet Road. Turn right (east) on Sweet Road, and travel 2.5 miles to the Preble Ranch entrance. The address is 21410; look for a green ranch gate on the left with an airplane propeller suspended over it.
This area is only open when COSROCS is having a Launch. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!

Directions to the COSROCS meeting site

HobbyTown USA North Store is at 7870 N Academy Blvd, just west of Chapel Hills Mall. Go here for a Google Maps link to the store.


Directions to the SCORE launch site

First and third Saturday of each month. The S.C.O.R.E launch field offers a very large and well equipped area that allows for safe launches of the largest rockets even during the dry season. There is a vast open area for recovery, so whether your rocket is big or small you shouldn’t have a problem recovering it.

The SCORE site has the ability to launch HIGH POWER Rockets, with the F.A.A. waiver to fly HIGH POWER Rockets and Model Rockets to 8000 Feet, weather permitting.

No charge for flying Model Rockets. There will be $5.00 charge for use of the high power launch site for non-SCORE members.

Hudson Ranch is located 9.5 miles west from the Walmart (at Pueblo Blvd.& Hwy.78) on Beulah Hwy. It is located on the right side coming from Pueblo.

Directions to the C.R.A.S.H. launch site

First Sunday and third Saturday each month. CRASH has a new launch site in Ft. Lupton, CO. Please check their website for directions.

Directions to the Hartsel Tripoli Colorado Launch Site

Variable dates, check the calendar on the web site. Start in Colorado Springs at I-25 and Highway 24 and head west. Pass through Woodland Park and pass through Divide. Go over Wilkerson Pass. As you come down the pass and reach the flat, look to your left and you will see a sign that reads "Chaparral Park General Store". Turn left (road #23). Turn right at the "T" (road #59). The paved road is now dirt. Pass the Chaparral Park General Store (on the right). Pass the junkyard and ranch house (on the right). Pass the abandoned house (on the right). You are almost there. Pass the Gravel Pit. The entrance is a gate on the right. Get out, open it up, drive through and re-close the gate. You should see people out setting up and preparing to launch Rockets. Pick the trail that leads out to the launch site and follow it.
This area is only open when Tripoli Colorado is having a Launch. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!

Click here for a Google Maps link to the Tripoli Colorado Hartsel site.